Three suspects arrested in major retail theft ring
Police arrest three Moses Lake women, suspected of stealing multiple items from Columbia Center Mall in December: 25-year-old Marisol Ramirez, 28-year-old Tera Quarles and 26-year-old Maria Zarate. Ramirez was arrested during a robbery on Dec. 19th at Toys "R" Us in Kennewick. Police say two others got away, but they confiscated stolen goods and their car packed with toys.
The one arrest lead to a search warrant. Kennewick and Moses Lake Police along with U.S. Marshals were able to find and arrest the other two suspects earlier this week. Police believe the suspects stole from Toys-R-Us, Burlington Coat Factory, Abercrombie & Fitch, Victoria's Secret, Children's Place and much more. They have recovered more than 2,000 pieces of stolen items totaling up to $70,000. Police are in the process of returning the merchandise to stores. They believe it was part of an organized retail theft ring with possible connections to Spokane, Tacoma and Seattle.